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Gillette Adjustable Razors
Comparing Two Different Toggles
Standard Toggle on Right
Here are comparison photos of the Gold "Chrome" type Toggle (Left) and the Standard Toggle (Right). First notice the "toothy grin" of the Standard Toggle (Right) when looking at the head. Next, notice the black position indicator "stop" (Left) versus the "red dot" (Right). The toggle lever on the "Chrome" Toggle on the left is also shorter in length than the Standard Toggle pictured on the right.
July 2, 2013 $1,200
Standard Toggle on Bottom
This is an extremely rare F-4 "Chrome" Type Toggle razor that was originally plated at the factory in gold. It is the only know example to exist. It is called a "Chrome" type because its construction is identical to that of the more common "Chrome" Type nickel plated Gillette Toggle excepting that this razor is plated in gold (not nickel). This razor should not be confused with the Standard Toggle. The base plate/blade bed and adjustment dial are completely different than the Standard Toggle. This razor weighs 85 grams.